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How Young Do You Want to Look?

Posted by admin on Wed, Feb 13, 2013

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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AGE’s is short for advanced glycation end products which are formed when glucose reacts with and damages proteins in the body. According to Dr. Ron Rosedale, these damaged proteins can cause diseased organs, contribute to heart attacks, bring on arthritis, lead to Alzheimer’s disease and increase free radical production which ages the body even faster! That’s a lot of damage!

According to Dr. William Davis, author of The Wheat Belly, ( a book that, as you know from my previous blog, I highly recommend ) accelerated aging is seen in people with diabetes. He says that diabetic research has associated high blood sugar with faster signs of aging like heart disease, stroke, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease and cancer.

Why Do Some People Age Faster Than Others?

But, formation of AGE’s is not just particular to people with diabetes. It is a normal part of our human physiology. The blood sugar level though, is what most determines the rate at which AGE’s are formed and accumulated in the body.

The higher the blood sugar, the more AGE’s are formed. The body really doesn’t do a very good job at getting rid of AGE’s. People who look older than their years and who are more prone to chronic diseases most likely have a greater build up of these AGE’s.

Higher blood sugar = more AGE’s =  premature aging outside and in.


How Can You Slow Down This AGING Process?

Get control of your blood sugar!!



Anita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a Registered Nurse, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness, one step at a time. Anita Capizzi conducts a 3 month group program for those with Type II diabetes or for diabetes prevention, called Deconstructing Diabetes.

Topics: metabolic syndrome, diabetes, pre-diabetes, blood sugar, integrative health